SERIES: PARASITES – Stories about hardened attitudes in Finland
2016 A Parasite. A word that sends shivers of disgust down the spine. A word that is charged with emotion. What is a parasite? The first thing that comes to mind is a bloodsucker that spreads diseases and drains its host until they are unable to function.
SERIES: UNTITLED (ROUTE COUTURE)
2016 Working with my new book with co-author Leena Pukki.
2015 The new series "Carcass" of Route couture-project. More information: www.routecouture.org
UNTITLED (NEW PAINTING)
2013 First photographs of the new series with picturesque backgrounds and bw & scale model experiments. ( ie individual images, which will find their place in time.) #Work in process #experiment
UNTITLED (BLUE GOWN)
SERIES: UNTITLED (Coat Trick)
A GARDEN OF ALL TALES
2012 A Garden of All Tales at Gallery Rajatila in November 2012. A week after openings the grass was growing and some surprising stuff too.
2012 Last spring I tried something different. I received an invitation to create two art installations for short film called Trench by Diana Luganski & Mikko Keskiivari. The work was inspired by the desire to cooperate with the professionals from the fields of art, fashion and film. Of course I agreed to a request. Above one of the installations that I made for the film.
2012 In the series the themes of narration, the experiential side, the magical realism and the relation of emotion to the architectural space are repeated. In the images I am playing with several elements, which together with the everyday landscape form a sort of scene surreal settings. My works have not been manipulated with any image processing software.
MAY DAY ANIMATION
2012 A good mood May Day animation for fun!
2011 I created a simple diorama scenery in the local bar and photographed random bar customers posing in the setting. A swell experience. Below some nice shots to look at.
SERIES: UNTITLED (X-MAS)
HOW I GOT MY STARRY EYES
2010 My way of doing animation is a fusion of traditional handwork and creative use of new software. I paint, draw and film the key features or scan the central characters and backgrounds from old magazines and books onto the computer.
UNTITLED (ROOF TOP)
2011 In the series Die Cut – Configurational Compositions for Camera my purpose was to quieten everything around the individual I was photographing and make the most silent part of their humanness visible. By using masks the models were able to bring out the hidden side of them selves.
SERIES: WOODLAND CREATURES
2008-2010 I’m interested seemingly documentary nature of photography. Viewers often assume automatically that photographs imitate reality. As I have noticed concretely in my light painting project that isn’t true. Except of studying nature of “reality” I’m also studying nature of light and it’s impacts in my photos.
ROUTE COUTURE PROJECT
Ongoing since 2008. Art project Route Couture includes collection of design clothes and fashion- and documentary pictures. The clothings of collection are unique fur- and leathersuits made in haute couture- style. The fur and leather used as a material comes from roadkills, collected from high-and motorways and cities of Finland. www.routecouture.org
GIRL IS A HARSH MOUTH
Ongoing since 2009. In this project I am observing behavior, which appears when as individual is facing extreme states of mind and expectations of the community at the same time. Is it okay to be woman and be aggressive. #guilty #invisibility #aggression #expectations
A SMALL STUDY OF WOE (WOE IS ME!)
2009 Roots of this surreal animation are running back to last summer when I found out that my sister was seriously ill. I observed my own way to deal with terror and horror of death. I wasn’t only struggling with fear of possible lost of her but also horror of death of my own. It was first time when I really realized my own mortality. Doing this animation is an effort to understand my own behavior and human nature generally and attempt to let go.
2008 During shootings of the Fish Lie I was interested especially how my models were presenting emotions to the viewer. I wanted that authentic reactions were coming out. To gain this result I used classical Japanese dance-drama method, Kabuki. I was telling the story to my models at the same time I was shooting them. They didn’t know in advance what was the plot of animation. I asked them to put their soul to the story and act their emotions out like they were experiencing those.